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Inspiration

  •   “God breathed”
  •  The belief that the Spirit of God guides an individual to act or write what is good and true.

2

Revelation

  • The word used to describe all of the ways in which God makes himself known to human beings.
  •  Christians believe that God does this finally and fully in the person of Jesus Christ.

3

Omnipotent

  • The belief that God is all powerful.
  • For Example - He could create the world

4

Transcendence

  • Existing outside of space and time.
  • God exists in a way that makes him nothing like anything else that exists, above and beyond creation.

5

Creation ex Nihilo

  • Creation out of nothing.
  • Before God created the universe, nothing existed. Only God can create out of nothing.

6

Evolution

  •  The process of mutation and natural selection which leads to changes in species over time to suit particular environments.
  • For example - Birds have different beaks based on what they eat.

7

Imago Dei

  •  In the image of God. The belief that human beings are uniquely a reflection of God’s personhood.
  • Unlike the other animals, human beings are rational, free and moral.

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Stewardship

  • The duty to care for creation responsibly, as stewards rather than consumers.
  • To protect the world for future generations.